Friday, September 4, 2009

Friday's fish fry

Not too much time today, but...

It's not fixing much yet:
"The unemployment rate jumped almost half a point to 9.7 percent in August, the highest since 1983, reflecting a poor job market that will make it hard for the economy to begin a sustained recovery."

BASEBALL DIARY: the Tigers beat Cleveland yesterday, 4-3; they sweep a bottom-feeder, and take care of business, like a potential division-winner needs to do; and they now lead the AL Central by 5 games. Not bad...

It's press secretary, Robert Gibbs, can get rather combative--imagine if the Bush administration's press secretary had done this kind of thing:
"An example of Gibbs' approach was on display Monday as he elaborately waved off a question on forecasts about Democratic losses in the 2010 congressional elections. "I let the extremely smart prognosticators that always predict with unfailing accuracy the brilliance by which Americans will render their opinion in more than a year. I will leave them to their stately craft," Gibbs said."

I don't think so--look who's in a bit of trouble in Nevada: Senate Democratic Majority Leader Harry Reid. He trails a likely GOP opponent in next year's senate race by at least 5 points.